Wendy Were reviews 'Elemental' by Amanda Curtin

Wendy Were reviews 'Elemental' by Amanda Curtin

Elemental

by Amanda Curtin

UWA Publishing, $29.99 pb, 448 pp, 9781742585062

Amanda Curtin’s second novel, Elemental, tells the story of Margaret (Meggie) Duthie Tulloch. Meggie, an old woman who is dying of leukaemia, writes her life story in a series of notebooks intended to be a twenty-first birthday present to her granddaughter, Laura, who grew up clamouring for tales of ‘Fish Meggie, The Gutting Girl from the Top of the World’.

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Wendy Were

Wendy Were

Wendy Were is a former Artistic Director of the Sydney Writers’ Festival.

Published in September 2013 no. 354

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